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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2004 May;75(5):771-2.

Use of short term video EEG in the diagnosis of attack disorders.

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  • 1Regional Epilepsy Service, Institute of Neurology, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK. aileenmcg@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Distinguishing epileptic from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) often requires video electroencephalography (EEG) recording. Inpatient recording is a limited resource; some evidence suggests that short term video EEG (SVEEG) is useful, but its role in practice has yet to be evaluated.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the usefulness of SVEEG in the diagnosis of attack disorders.

METHODS:

One hundred and forty three SVEEG recordings were performed during an 18 month period.

RESULTS:

A diagnostic event was recorded in 72 of 143 (50.3%): PNES (n = 51), epilepsy (n = 7), or other attacks, such as movement disorders (n = 14).

CONCLUSIONS:

SVEEG is a robust and useful diagnostic technique, which complements existing resources.

PMID:
15090577
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PMCID:
PMC1763561
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